Minutes of 100 Years Ago
An Extract of the minutes of the meeting held 100 years ago is read out in Lodge at every meeting. You can read them at your leisure here:
THIS IS AN EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE ALBERT EDWARD LODGE MEETING HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, LONDON ROAD, CAMBERLEY ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24th 1912
|PRESENT WERE||14 OFFICERS ( including WM W.Bro. Vaughan )|
|24 VISITORS (eleven of these were from Border Lodge No. 2475)|
The lodge was opened in due form after solemn prayer at 5. p.m, The W.M. then called upon the Secretary to read the dispensation authorizing the meeting. This done, the minutes of the last regular meeting were then read & confirmed by the Brethren present.
The Lodge was then advanced to the 2nd. degree and Bro. Albert Gamble, S.W.& W.M. elect was then introduced by the D of C to the installing master, W.Bro. Vaughan for favour of installation.
The Ancient Charges were then read by the secretary to Bro. Gamble to all of which he
The Lodge was then advanced to the 3rd. degree and all Brethren below the rank of installed master retired and Bro. Gamble was then duly installed into the Chair of K.S. according to ancient custom.
The newly installed Master having invested his I.P.M. the Brethren were re-admitted and under the direction of the D.C. they saluted the W.M. in the 3 degrees.
The W.M. then invested his Officers f~r the ensuing year.
The following members were then unanimously elected to serve on the Reference Committee for the ensuing year. Bros. J. Stallwood, J. Way and W. Hedges. A charity representative was then elected and on the proposition of W. Bro. W.J. Burn P.M. seconded by W. Bro. Tew P.M. W. Bro. Kennett P.M. was unanimously elected. He then thanked the Brethren for the honour and confidence conferred.
The W.M. then presented to W. B. Vaughan, the I.P.M. on behalf of the lodge, a Past Masters Jewel, paying him, at the same time, a high tribute on the efficient manner in which he had carried out his duties as W.M. of the Lodge. W. Bro. Vaughan then thanked the Brethren for their appreciation of his services.
The W.M. then presented to Bro. W.H. Blackaby J.W. on behalf of the lodge, a Past Secretary’s Jewel as a token of their appreciation of his services as Secretary of the lodge for the last four years. Bro. Blackaby, in suitable terms, then thanked the brethren.
Under the direction of the D. of C. greetings were then given to the W.M. from the visiting brethren.
All business being ended the lodge was closed in perfect harmony at 6. 25 p.m. The Charity Box at the Banquet realized £ 1. 16s. 6d. ( approx. £ 225 in todays money)